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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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The time of news title appearing is not fixed, maybe it appears at the position of anchorperson, maybe it appears at the position of interpreter.
As proceedings started, former Supreme Court Bar president Kamran Murtaza appeared before the bench on behalf of CEO ARY News Channel Salman Iqbal and Anchorperson Mubashir Lucman.
The bench headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi passed the orders while hearing a suo moto notice against CEO ARY News Channel Salman Iqbal, ARY Anchorperson Mubashir Luqman, program producer Rao Qaiser and Asim Malik for airing an interview of Asim Malik, owner of Future Concern, wherein serious allegations were levelled against the judge.
However, the anchorperson told him about the difference between private chowkidars and those assigned with the task of protecting frontiers of the country.
Last month, when Geo group accused ISI and its chief ISI of planning an attack on anchorperson Hamid Mir, almost all electronic and print media condemned Geo channel and expressed their solidarity with the ISI and military.
Earlier, Mufti Saeed, who administered Nikah (marriage contract) of PTI chief Imran Khan with anchorperson Reham Khan, officially announced the marriage on behalf of the newlywed couple.
In the event of the malicious conferment of the "Friends of Bangladesh Liberation Award" by Bangladesh to some Pakistani journalists for their surreptitious support to the insurgents in 1971, again a TV anchorperson from Pakistan went to Bangladesh to accept the award.
Fauzia Shaheen, Executive Director of the WMC, strongly condemned the armed attack on senior Journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir and stressed for joint stand against the acts of violence and threats to media rights and freedom of press.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court on Monday indicted private TV channel ARY's owner Salman Iqbal and anchorperson Mubashir Luqman in contempt of court case for maligning the judiciary in a TV programme.
They also condemned attack on anchorperson Hamid Mir, demanding early arrest of the culprits.
Renown journalist and senior anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood said that Imran is neither denying nor admitting the marriage news.
LAHORE -- Journalists of various organizations and people from various walks of life staged a protest demonstration against the attack on senior journalist and anchorperson, Hamid Mir.